QCS 2019

Quantum Causal Structures

10-14 July 2019

Oxford, United Kingdom


Marking the end of the JTF Quantum Causal Structures multi-site grant, there will be a school + workshop held at Oxford, July 10th-14th, taking place at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. During these five days, each of the sites will report on their overall main achievements during the project in the morning sessions, in the form of tutorials. In the afternoons, there will be other research talks by network members, as well as other invited participants. Participation in this event is open to anyone, and so will be the poster session. The PIs of the QCS collaboration are:

  • Caslav Brukner (Programme Leader), Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI)
  • Robert Spekkens (Programme Co-Leader), Perimeter Institute
  • Jonathan Barrett, University of Oxford
  • Giulio Chiribella, The University of Hongkong, University of Oxford
  • Bob Coecke, University of Oxford
  • Fabio Costa, The University of Queensland
  • Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano, University of Pavia
  • Lucien Hardy, Perimeter Institute
  • Gerard Milburn, The University of Queensland
  • Markus Müller, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI)
  • Paolo Perinotti, University of Pavia
  • Important dates

    • Registration: 30th April - 7th July
    • School: 10th - 14th July mornings
    • Workshop: 10th - 14th July afternoons


    Local organisation

    Invited speakers TBC

    Ognyan Oreshkov

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Title and Abstract

    Aleks Kissinger

    Radboud University

    Title and Abstract

    Matty Hoban

    University of Oxford

    Title and Abstract


    Tutorial talks are held in the mornings.

    Rob Spekkens

    Perimeter Institute

    A survey of causal inference techniques

    Paolo Perinotti

    University of Pavia

    Causal structures induced by Cellular automata

    Stefano Gogioso

    University of Oxford

    talk title TBC

    Fabio Costa

    The University of Queensland

    Lessons from Quantum Causality


    Here is the tentative programme.

    Here is the list of talk titles and abstracts.


    To register, please complete the Eventbrite before 7th July 2019.

    Local information

    Oxford is the home of the oldest university in the English speaking world, and boasts many tourist attractions. It is easily reached from London's international Heathrow airport via the so-called airline bus service. For more information see these travel directions.

    Oxford has a wide range of places to stay, including college accommodation, private rooms and flats, or short term properties to share, and many bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) and guest houses. Particularly well located B&Bs are Cotswolds, Rewley House, Linton Lodge, Parklands and Galaxie Hotel. Please contact Destiny Chen should you need further information. Demand for accommodation in Oxford is high, so the rule of thumb is to book a place as soon as possible. In terms of areas, Central/North Oxford and Jericho are the closest to the workshop venue, then along Botley Road, Abingdon Road, Cowley Road (the multicultural downtown of Oxford), Iffley Road, and Wolvercote.

    The workshop will be held in Lecture Theatre B of the Department of Computer Science.

    Oxford hosts many tourist attractions and events. For example, you could complete your Oxford experience by seeing a Shakespeare play outdoors.

    Sponsors and Photo

    QCS 2019 is sponsored by: